June 5th, 2005

children of dune - leto 1

horror beyond sweat

Sadly, our power over major appliances has been broken, doubtless by an evil wizard who wants me to suffer for my art. If only I had art to suffer for.

There is no air conditioning.

It's ninety degrees inside, with all windows open, in the shade. Looking at the bright light outside is causing heatstroke. I am sticking to my chair. And not in a good, healthy, internet-addicted way. I mean, in a I am sweating out fluid in copious amounts way. It is not attractive. My hair is doing things defiant of the laws of physics. There could be scientists here to study the phenomenon of how a single hair can become six times its own size in a fluff to rival the afro. A chignon is not helping matters.

I am, in short, a miserable ball of jenn. This is not of the good.

I need to be distracted. Any colossal squid stories? New Clex porn involving freezing temperatures? Cookies? Please?
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children of dune - leto 1

winamp help

I upgraded to WinAmp Pro, because Musicmatch was annoying me with resource use. This thing will *not* burn a CD decently. I mean, at all. It asked for what speed, I told it 40, and it's giving me a total of two hours to make it. This makes Musicmatch look *fast*, and it was burning at 4. Is WinAmp being strange or am I doing something wrong?

You can totally tell this is Upgrade Day on jenn's computer, cant' you?

drive by reccing, sv, nonslash

For the nostalgists among us. I just like to re-read stories from early in the fandom every so often (read, obsessively).

Reckoning and Courier by latxcvi. Of everything written post-Exodus season two, this is one of my absolute forever-favorites, just for the sheer *intensity* of Lex. And Lex's exquisitely appropriate revenge. If you haven't read, go *now*. I am so not kidding.

Breathing Amber by harriet_spy. Lana, past, present, and future. It's freakishly chilling, in that way that makes Lana make *sense*. Written during the first season, but trust me, just as utterly true now as it was then. Futurefic.

Many Waters by liviapenn. Post-Heat coda. Lex and that damned wedding dress. Just breaks my heart. Every. Time.

Red Is a Primary Color by ingridmatthews. Pete fic is as rare as a unicorn, but on the other hand, most of it is extraordinarily good. Futurefic, presidency of Lex. There are a lot of things I love about this story--it's a discernibly different Pete, but exactly the same, too. He's VP of the United States, he's achieved everything he ever wanted, and for some reason, it never occurred to him there'd be a price to it. It's--*amazing*. Haunting. Really *damn* good.

And for the Lexana among us--oh please, like that isn't our big guilty pleasure, furtively reading it when our AIM friends aren't looking and--oh, wait. That's just me.

Crisis series by Christie. It's one of the first I read, way back in season one. Futurefic. Interestingly, it works even now, though this Lex is not quite as broken. I love the Lana here--this Lana on the show I would have loved. This Lana I would have *shipped* with Lex. It's wonderfully written and vivid and is pretty much the reason I could never quite ship Lex/Chloe as my het of choice. Because this? Is just too good.

Mmm. Pretty. It makes me happy. Though not significantly cooler, sadly.